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Lah Naw from Burma raised $1,500 to remove a tumor in her nose.

Lah Naw
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Lah Naw's treatment was fully funded on September 11, 2015.

Photo of Lah Naw post-operation

October 4, 2015

Lah Naw received surgery to remove her tumor.

“Prior to surgery, Lah Naw, experienced severe nosebleeds and headache, and has had to stay home from school a number of times per month because of her symptoms,” her doctor at Burma Border Projects shares. “She has not been able to start 9th grade yet due to her condition, but now she is excited to return to school.”

“I want to go back to school and after I complete grade 12, I want to continue my education,” Lah Naw says.

"Prior to surgery, Lah Naw, experienced severe nosebleeds and headache, and has had to stay home from school a number of times per month bec...

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August 12, 2015

Meet 15-year-old Lah Naw from Burma. Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), tells us, “Lah Naw lives with her grandmother, father, brother, and sister. Her mother is deceased. Her father supports the entire family by running a snack shop out of their home and makes about 100 USD per month.”

Though their father sometimes has to borrow money for school fees, Lah Naw’s father wants both his children to attend school. As BBP explains, “Lah Naw has completed grade 8, but she misses school frequently because of her condition and has not yet been able to start grade 9.”

Lah Naw has a sinonasal papilloma, a benign tumor of the nasal cavity. BBP reports, “Lah Naw first noticed her problem two years ago when she started to get nosebleeds and could feel a mass on the inside of her nose. She went to a clinic in Burma and received medicine to ease the bleeding, but the mass has continued to grow since then.”

Currently, Lah Naw has frequent and serious nosebleeds. BBP informs us, “She has to say home from school multiple times per month because of the nosebleeds. Lah Naw is scared that if her condition does not improve, she will not be able to return to school.”

With $1,500 in funding, Lah Naw will receive surgery to remove the mass in her nasal cavity, putting an end to her nosebleeds. Funding covers the cost of pre-surgery and post-surgery outpatient visits, hospitalization for scans and surgery, transportation, and food allowance.

“After surgery, Lah Naw will be able to go back to school and will be relieved of her symptoms,” confirms BBP.

Lah Naw is eager to return to her daily life and looks forward to a bright future. She shares, “I want to go back to school, and after I complete grade 12, I want to continue my education further.”

Meet 15-year-old Lah Naw from Burma. Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), tells us, “Lah Naw lives with her grandmother, father...

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Lah Naw's Timeline

  • August 12, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lah Naw was submitted by Connor Brown at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • September 1, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lah Naw received treatment. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • September 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lah Naw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 11, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lah Naw's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 4, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Lah Naw. Read the update.

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